Boombotix Alley Cow Race Recap

No better way to get to the 10th Annual SF Bike Expo than an alleycat race. This last Saturday was no exception- as the weather was prime, the pavement was hot, and the riders were fueled with beverages ready to propel them. Kicking things off at the Boombotix HQ with iced coffee and breakfast bites, riders lined up at the iconic ledge starting around 11am. For some, it was their first race, for others, this was standard business. Regardless, the route over the hill to the cow palace led to some interesting route choices and lines, and ultimately, a winner who outfoxed them all. See photos:

Riders lining up at the HQ:
Pre Race

5 minute countdown:
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The manifest (which went up like wildfire at the start)
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And they’re off
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After the dust settled– Gino G from TCB came in first. By a long shot.
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Our second place finisher. Must have had some metal in his head, because he crushed it.
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Third place finisher, Kell WOB
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First prize, a DESTROY bikes CUSTOM track frame for Gino, plus the Boombot REX and the new handlebar mount.
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Second prize, the Sriracha RED Boombot2. Hotsauce!
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Third place finisher with a very DIY White Boombot1.
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4th place finisher Angel who came in fourth in his first alleycat. Well done enough for a Boombot1.
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DFL Award to the man who claimed he would, yet didnt, he just had the courage to stick around long enough.
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Big ups to everyone who came out, our checkpoint checkers, and the SF Bike Expo, Destroy Bikes, and RIDE SFO for participating in the event. Hope everyone had a great time, the winning route is linked below:

http://www.strava.com/activities/95533457

Line of Sight Premiering at Interbike

Come hang out at boombotix booth 32007

Lucas Brunnelle Line of Sight

Have a beer, get gear, and watch a super sick high octane documentary on urban cycling with legendary filmer, Lucas Brunnelle.  Line of Sight is jam packed with insane near-death experiences so be sure to strap up and bring extra boxers/panties.

Line of Sight playing at Interbike 2012 Las Vegas

LINE OF SIGHT – Official Trailer from Zenga Bros on Vimeo.

Some riders just lack any sense of fear.  Some call it suicide riding, and others just call it a hobby.  Check out Line of Sight by Lucas Brunelle for some of the most insane urban cycling footage we have ever seen.  Don’t lose your teeth watching it.   If you want to see the whole flick, swoop it up on their site or come by the Boombotix booth 32007 at Interbike.

Silverback’s new techno bike allows you to charge a Boombot on the MOVE!

Cyclists have a lot to be proud of — what with their terrific gams, above average lung capacity and eco-friendly locomotive choice. But tech isn’t exactly an area that falls under their outdoors-y province, unless they’re sporting one of Silverback’s Starke bicycles. The line of city bikes offers up four models for the two-wheel enthusiast, but it’s the Starke 1 and 2 that’s caught our gadget-obsessed attention. Included in the head tube of either bike’s frame is a USB port powered by a hub dynamo that’ll play nicely with any of your low-voltage devices (including your beloved Boombotix speakers). If you’re looking for an electric motor-assisted cruise, you’ll have to opt for the Starke 1, but otherwise both nine-speeders share the same nickel alloy frame and weigh in at roughly 30lbs. Sound like your kind of 21st century ride? Then hit the source link below for your personal Tour dehigh-tech bikes.
VIA: Wired
SOURCE: Engadget